One of my favorite actors is Jan-Michael Vincent. I watched his work way back in the days
when he went by Michael Vincent, and was in a weekly serial called Danger Island on The Banana Splits.
I believe the young actress who was in the serial with him was Ronne Troupe.
Was Danger Island ever compiled and sold as a separate commercial video product? I hope so!
Here's Rosie's site dedicated to the work of Jan-Michael Vincent.
I enjoy both helicopters and JMV, so I watched Airowlf faithfully. There are still quite a few fans of the show.
Ken's Airwolf Web Page
Bell Helicopter Textron
(the folks responsible for the lovely machine that acted as Airwolf)
Here's The Airwolf Homepage.
Although the show's heyday was marred by the tragic death of Pete Duel in 1971, ABC still managed to give us 50 episodes of Alias Smith and Jones.
Although they didn't come along until the mid-70's, The Jeffersons spent about ten years making us laugh while we began to understood more about prejudice, reverse prejudice, and silly unspoken caste systems in America.
By the way, has anyone noticed that while we continue to have one black sitcom after another, there are still no dramas on prime-time network TV with black families as the main characters?
Then there was the hilarious Mama's Family, born from a cast of characters introduced on
another beloved classic, The Carol Burnett Show.
WKRP made us laugh, wince, and then made us realize how we label people as "bimbos" or "leaders" or "fast-talking salesmen" without getting to know who they really are. Check out the WKRP Episode Guide.
Before Gary Sandy ever worked on WKRP he was in an old soap opera called Another World - Somerset, a spinoff of the original Somerset. He was a bit less famous in those days, and took time from his busy schedule to answer my "fan letter" with a handwritten postcard which I still have. I've heard he's just a nice guy that way, even today.
Here's the Cast Listing for Another World - Somerset.
You'll catch a few other familiar names there along with Gary's.
I've wondered what happened to several former child actors, and recently found a site worth a visit called Former Child Star Central.
They have information on lots of young performers you and I have thought about since their early days.
Remember Bobby Diamond (Joey Newton) from Fury?
And here's a great site on the beautiful horse who played Fury.
Donna Butterworth (not from TV, but was in a couple of films).
(Several folks have written me asking if I've found anything on her, and I have to confess that I have not.
If someone knows what she is doing now, please let me know.
We don't want to intrude on her personal life, but would like to report whether she stayed in show business, or perhaps grew up to be a teacher/mom/lawyer/stock broker!
Here's a site featuring Pamelyn Ferdin, who did many guest appearances on shows as a child.
Oh, how she made us despise her character's spoiled-brat antics on Little House On The Prairie, but now Alison Arngrim is all grown up.
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